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The Killer Reserved Nine Seats (1974)

L'assassino ha riservato nove poltrone (original title)
Patrick Davenant invites a group of friends to visit a theater inside his villa, a place which later reveals itself as sinister. Within a short time, the guests realize that they are ... See full summary »

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Giuseppe Bennati
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rosanna Schiaffino ... Vivian
Chris Avram Chris Avram ... Patrick Davenant
Eva Czemerys ... Rebecca Davenant
Lucretia Love ... Doris
Paola Senatore ... Lynn Davenant
Gaetano Russo Gaetano Russo ... Duncan Foster
Andrea Scotti Andrea Scotti ... Albert
Eduardo Filipone Eduardo Filipone ... Mystery Man
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Caretaker (credit only)
Howard Ross Howard Ross ... Russell
Janet Agren ... Kim
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Patrick Davenant invites a group of friends to visit a theater inside his villa, a place which later reveals itself as sinister. Within a short time, the guests realize that they are trapped in the villa. A merciless killer then begins to murder them one by one.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

21 May 1974 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Killer Reserved Nine Seats See more »

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Cinenove See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Italian censorship visa # 64565 delivered on 8-5-1974. See more »

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Definitely not a masterpiece, but still interesting
14 December 2006 | by lord_ruthvenSee all my reviews

Interesting, although not completely well-made, example of the Italian supernatural thriller, "L'assassino ha riservato nove poltrone" is a movie that suffers from a lot of shortcomings, but still it moves and after all convinces the spectator. It has to its credit the well-built atmosphere of discomfort and psychological perversion, the good art direction and the costumes. The script suffers from a lot of holes and clear improbabilities, but still it can hold the spectator's breath with a plot that is quite original, although the spooky theater under a curse is a fairly recurrent element in the tradition of Italian horror (I remember Renato Polselli's "Il mostro dell'Opera", Michele Soavi's "Deliria", as well as the well known "Opera" and "Il fantasma dell'Opera", directed by Dario Argento). Apart from this, there's a good dose of pleasant and sexy female nudes and the usual lesbian background to whom no Italian thriller can renounce. Taking everything into consideration, I can say this is a quite good movie, charmingly rough in the development of the plot, in the direction and in the acting (all the actors are habitué of the popular genres of Italian cinema), but it's also an interesting and amusing movie you can enjoy.


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